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Staff Accountant

Location: 

USA - LA - Baton Rouge - Oxbow Calcining LLC

Job Category: 

Accounting

Education Level: 

Bachelor's Degree

Status: 

Full Time

Job Description: 

Oxbow Calcining LLC, a major producer of calcined petroleum coke is seeking an experienced Staff Accountant for its Baton Rouge manufacturing facility. Applicants should have an Accounting degree and minimum of three years’ experience and knowledge in several of the following areas: preparing monthly Journal Entries, accruals and reconciliations, control inventory of spare parts, Fixed Assets and CAPEX, proficient in Excel spreadsheets and publish financial data for month end closings. This position is responsible for the Unit Cost Report and will assist in the annual audit. The position reports to the Assistant Controller. Successful candidate must be safety oriented, capable of working in a team atmosphere. Knowledge of Oracle is a plus.

Job duties may include but are not limited to:
• Prepare and post monthly journal entries for recurring transactions;
• Analyze and review all SG&A expenses prior to month end closing, ensure accuracy of the transactions versus budget. Re-class all necessary transactions and expenses that need to be capitalized and amortized.
• Monthly balance sheet reconciliations
• Serve as principal resource for maintenance of fixed assets and projects including roll forwards; depreciation/amortization and liaison with other departments including the Tax Department
• Assist with preparation of reports to senior management.
• Prepare schedules and gather documentation for annual audit
• Assist as directed with analysis of results of operations and/or budget variance for areas of responsibility
• Special projects as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Communicates clearly and concisely in a variety of communication settings and styles. Effectively tailors the message to the needs of the audience.
• Establishes goals and objectives which are specific, measurable, achievable and relevant.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office.
• Knowledgeable of ERP applications (preferably Oracle).
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor Degree in Accounting.
• Three years or more of experience in industrial business.

Physical Requirements:
• Typically sits or stands for extended amount of time in front of a computer.
• Ability to communicate or exchange ideas by means of verbal or written word to impart information to internal clients and to convey detailed Instructions to other workers.
• Must be able to travel as needed.


If you would like to apply for this job, submit your resume with a cover letter to: Jennifer.Schmidt@oxbow.com.



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